â€śDid you meet Jerrod?â€ť Zac Efron asks this question in a room full of journalists. Heâ€™s sitting at the edge of a table next to his co-stars in the new movie “Neighbors,” Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, smiling saying, â€śHeâ€™s just â€¦ ”
â€śEndlessly winning,â€ť Rogen chimes in, finishing Efronâ€™s sentence before Zac jumps back adding, â€śYou just wanna be around him. Heâ€™s got a really funny outlook. Itâ€™s positive, but heâ€™s um â€¦ Witty. Whatâ€™s wrong with Jerrod?â€ť
â€śNothing,â€ť Rogen answers, shaking his head back and forth. â€śHeâ€™s amazingly driven and funny and sweet, and literally one of the nicest people Iâ€™ve ever met in my entire life.â€ť
â€śI was a fan of his standup,â€ť Rogen continues, as Byrne nods in agreement. â€śWe were excited to get him in the movie in some capacity. I feel like heâ€™s gonna be very â€¦ Like, I know heâ€™s doing a HBO special that Spike Lee is directing. So â€¦ Like he will be very, very famous soon.â€ť
Huge words coming from one of Hollywoodâ€™s most powerful funnymen of the moment, about a young brother from North Carolina that some are calling â€śthe next Jamie Foxx.â€ť Jerrod Carmichaelâ€™s comedy has been described as being a casual, sort of sarcastic, laid back ode to Seinfeld. Using a simplistic knack for talking smack about the everyday moments in life that are often filled with absurdity, Carmichael is now headed to Hollywoodâ€™s â€śItâ€ť list. With a NBC TV pilot based on his life, buzzing among those in the know, Carmichaelâ€™s HBO special directed by Spike Lee was confirmed weeks before his first film “Neighbors” hit theaters.
Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, 2014â€™s funniest movie to date features nonstop, laugh-out-loud moments when college kids ruin the quiet, picket-fenced lifestyle of a young couple and their newborn baby. Jerrod plays Garf, a silly, party-hungry frat boy in a role that helps shoot Carmichaelâ€™s glistening star further into universal spotlight.